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©2018 Trystcraft


November 15, 2019

This week I've been finalizing the book on Norman Carver's architecture - it's with the editor as I write this. So of all the houses to come on the market recently, it is serendipitous that the one we are featuring today is a previously unknown copy of the architect's own house!

When the Carver's house in Kalamazoo was featured in a New York Times Magazine article on February 23, 1958, it was done so on the condition that Carver sell plans to anyone who was interested. He heard of two being built as a result, and had visite...

April 12, 2019

This week we have several affordable mid century modern houses across the country and two right by us in Kalamazoo, Michigan, designed by our architect, Norman Carver. (Skip straight to the bottom the this post if you want to see those first.) Needless to say. there is great architecture to be found everywhere!

Folded Plate Roof in Middleton, PA - 2,057 sqft. ($167,000)

With a rear facade reminiscent of architect William Kessler's own famous home, this unique 1964 house has fantastic potential. The floorplan looks a bit mudd...

July 8, 2018

There are so many great architecture, design and furniture books out there that it can be overwhelming. There are fantastic biographies of famed architects and designers, books filled with incredible homes in specific regions and there are books detailing everything from mid-century modern cabins to Japanese landscaping - and I like them all!

I often get asked about my top recommendations for mid-century modern books, but it is hard to narrow them all down and pick favorites. I do, however, want to start reviewing and recom...

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